Kareem Estefan is a writer, editor and PhD candidate in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. His writing has been published in art magazines and journals including Art in America, BOMB, Frieze, Ibraaz, Movement Research Performance Journal, T Magazine and The New Inquiry, among others. He is co-editor, with Carin Kuoni and Laura Raicovich, of Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production (OR Books, 2017), an anthology of essays by artists, curators and scholars on boycott campaigns, transnational solidarity and (self-)censorship in the arts.
Estefan has worked as an editor at both art and journalism nonprofits, most recently as associate editor (and later editor-at-large) of Creative Time Reports, an online magazine of the public art nonprofit Creative Time that features artists’ perspectives on international social and political issues. He holds an MFA in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts and a BA in Comparative Literature from New York University. His doctoral research at Brown centers on artists and filmmakers in Palestine/Israel and Lebanon who engage histories of conflict, displacement and dispossession through strategies of fabulation, speculation and opacity.